Monday, May 17, 2010

Pop Pep Talk Bop

Today's upbeat exhortation of a song, 'Something Good Can Work,' comes courtesy of Two Door Cinema Club, a trio from Northern Ireland that's enamored of 80s electropop melody and production...

Formed in 2007, the group's name arose when one of them mispronounced the name of the local movie theater, Tudor Cinema...

As their performances & songcraft enthralled a growing throng of fans & critics, the trio left university and headed for the studio..

A string of strong singles preceded their debut, including today's SOTW and two others featured below. The album finally, Tourist History, dropped last month and it is a joy...

The dorky threesome consists of Alex Trimble (lead vocals & synths), Kevin Baird (bass & vocals), and Sam Halliday (guitar & vocals)..

Their charming video work is featured below..

Fire One: "Something Good Can Work" is close to irresistible..

Fire Two: "Undercover Marvyn..." The tempo gallops, bows, and gallops, winding and evolving over three minutes, with a nice muted rock guitar riff in the background..

Fire Three: "I Can Talk"... just as catchy, but more quirky & angular...

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